Hmmm, sorry the last pic I saw of the full tank did not have the extra LR
. I would say 100lbs of "mature" LR
would support 1 madarin. The rock and DSB
should be allowed at least 6-8 months to develop a good breeding population of pods
for the mandarin to eat. Right now the population of food for the mandarin is very low and weak. The rock should ba allowed to mature free of predators such as the horseshoe crabs.
Try to understand, this fish is killed by more hobbyests every year than any other fish, simply because they do not know the requirements of this fish, they do not provide the requirements of this fish, or can't
provide for the requirements of this fish. I have seen vats at the wholesaler filled with literally thousands of these fish, sell them all, then fill them up again. Because the fish is so beautiful, easy to catch and relatively cheap this will continue when the fact is this fish should be left in the ocean.
Again taking into consideration that the tank is cycling, all the fish should be removed from the tank.